CHS Principal: Softball is Crestview High Athletics' missing link


Crestview High School Principal Dexter Day says the school fight song means something to him because it was his fight song when he played for the Bulldogs in the 1970s.

RANDY DICKSON | News Bulletin
Published: Thursday, July 31, 2014 at 12:52 PM.

Editor’s note: This concludes a two-part series about Crestview High School Principal Dexter Day's vision for the Bulldog athletic program.

CRESTVIEW — A white football jersey with a red 41 hangs on display in Crestview High School Principal Dexter Day’s office.

Forty-one is Day’s old number. It’s also the number worn by his older brothers, Greg and Gary.

“The greatest memories of playing baseball and football at Crestview High School are the Friday nights and coming in (to Jack Foster Stadium) to the roar of the crowd,” he said. “When they play that fight song, it means something to me. It’s not another song — because they played it for me and my team.”

Day was part of a class that helped turn the football program around, barely missing the playoffs his senior year, at a time when just one team from each district went to the playoffs.

He laughs when he recalls his high school days and admits to spending some time in the principal or assistant principal’s office.

While he might not have seen himself one day becoming top Bulldog, he did flirt with a career in education.

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